Subsidiary courses

Student at Utrecht University

If you are already a student at Utrecht University, but at another faculty, you can enrol through OSIRIS. This is only possible during our enrolment periods (more information under the Application heading on this page).

Student outside Utrecht University

If you follow a full-time study at another accredited Dutch university, you can follow one or multiple bachelor courses at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Utrecht University for free when you hand in your Proof of Payment. You can enrol through OSIRIS Online Application 

 Please pay attention to the enrolment periods and check if there are any entrance requirements (you can find these requirements, together with the course descriptions, in the Course Catalog). Please select 'Yes' at the question 'Student taking subsidiary courses'.

If there are entrance requirements for your course, you will have to send in proof that you meet the requirements before the start of the course by sending in a transcript of records and course descriptions.  These need to be sent to the course coordinator for permission. If you do not meet the requirements, you will not have permission to follow the course and will be deregistered.

Psychology courses

It is not possible to attend a mandatory major course from Psychology.


To enrol for the course(s) of your choice, you must first have an account. When registering for courses, keep the enrolment periods in mind.

Proof of paid tuition fee

In order to enrol you in the courses, a proof of paid tuition fee will be requested. You can request this at your current institution, for the same year as you want to be registered in our courses. Your current institution can send this directly to

If we do not receive your proof of paid tuition in time, you are not correctly enrolled. Any grades obtained are not valid.

Bring Your Own Device

We expect you to bring a laptop to the university if you are doing a course. As a UU student, you will be able to access practically all study software everywhere free of charge via your laptop. Check the frequently asked questions  about using your own laptop. 


For questions, please contact us at